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Frank CapraWhy We Fight: War Comes to America

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"War Comes to America," Chapter VII of Frank Capra's "Why We Fight"
series, begins by celebrating the American values of liberty and freedom
that are threatened by the aggressive forces of Germany and Japan. The
early years of the war are seen from the perspective of the United
States, with particular focus on the reluctance of the American people
to get involved in a European or Asian conflict. As the German army
rolls across Europe, Nazi organizations spring up across the United
States. The film attributes the rise of such groups to Hitler's policy
of softening up future targets with political sympathizers, and shows
one surreal Nazi rally at Madison Square Garden, where paintings of
George Washington hang alongside the swastika. Eventually the American
government realizes that war is inevitable and cranks up the production
of weapons and drafts the largest army in its history. The film ends
with the war's beginning for the United States, the surprise attack by
the Japanese on Pearl Harbor, December 7, 1941.


This movie is part of the collection: Cinemocracy

Producer: Frank Capra
Audio/Visual: sound, color

Creative Commons license: Public Domain


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Reviewer: sirderek - 5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars - July 11, 2011
Subject: VERY interesting & informative
Tells you everything that you want to know about all the fascinating events that were happening in America and thru-out the world right up until Pearl Harbor, and the big change in American opinion.

Reviewer: Kelvin Rector - 5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars - March 24, 2011
Subject: Nice
I really like this film

Reviewer: GCarty - 5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars - June 2, 2006
Subject: Great conclusion to the "Why We Fight series"
I especially liked the animated sequence near the end which spelled out the dire consequences to the United States of an Axis victory in Eurasia. I don't understand why many Americans are so bellicose, since there is no real prospect of the entire Eastern Hemisphere falling to Islamofascism, as there was of it falling to Axis or Communist domination...